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Changing Faces

Less than a third of young people would be friends with someone with a skin condition, mark or scar

A new report published by Changing Faces surveyed 1,500 young people to find out about appearance-related bullying and ‘looking different.’1

Looking different in a world where beauty and physical appearance are valued so highly can be extremely tough. At Changing Faces, every day we hear about the challenges that young people with a visible difference face in their daily lives, where even stepping out of the house can be hard, as they are met with stares and negative comments. This includes young people who may be experiencing bullying or abuse because of their skin condition, and we regularly provide support to those with conditions such as vitiligo, psoriasis and acne. Sadly, our recent research backs up what we hear from young people about how ‘looking different’ makes them feel and how they are treated, both at school and when out in public.  

Dermatology in practice 2018; 24(2): 40–41
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